Grupo El Fuerte
Sustainability as part of management. Sustainability training for employees. Guest information on innovation in sustainability. Implementing the ISO 14001 Environmental Management system (the International Environmental Management Standard. The standard certifies that reducing the environmental impacts of our operations and maintaining profitability are given equal treatment in our hotels).
Continuous monitoring of all environmental aspects: measuring emissions, waste, noise, consumption of natural resources (water, propane, petrol, electricity, etc.)
Calculating the ecological and carbon footprints of our hotels.
Water and energy
Our hotels are equipped with charging points to recharge electric car batteries. Gradual replacement of traditional light fittings with low energy consumption and LED alternatives. Installation of reactive energy compensators. Control of energy consumption using IT systems. Temperature regulators used in rooms. Water quality control. Installation of card activated automatic light systems in rooms. Information is offered to guests and employees on energy saving measures. Double glazing used in exterior doors and windows, which facilitates saving energy used on heating. Automatic disconnection of the air conditioning system when exterior doors and windows are opened in rooms. Computer control of facilities that produce drinkable water and hot and cold water. Use of cooling gases pursuant to existing legislation to protect the ozone layer. Partial flush systems used in toilets.
Kitchen staff is instructed to fill dishwashers to capacity before use. Guidance on water saving procedures is offered in all our toilet facilities. We change towels and bed sheets pursuant to our guest’s desires. We use drip and spray technology to water hotel plants and gardens. Sensor lights are used outdoors (which are activated and deactivated by natural light). Boilers are fed by modulating thermostats, favouring energy saving. Our hotels are equipped with solar panels which provide guests with hot water and heating.
Use of handmade products when decorating facilities. Preference given to sustainably made equipment. We do not use disposable cutlery, plates or cups. Installation of solar panels at all our facilities.
Reducing asphalted areas. Use of regional plants that do not require excessive amounts of water.
Integration with the natural habitat of the area (reducing visual impact). Green spaces optimised as much as possible. Use of chemical products, pesticides and herbicides is avoided wherever feasible. Parking areas are surrounded by hedges and trees. Collection of small waste created by our guests to maintain beaches clean (ecological cones). An organic vegetable garden has been planted at each hotel.
Preference for products with little packaging. Separate oil, glass, paper, cardboard, battery and organic waste collection. We avoid purchasing products in non-returnable packaging or in small/individual portions. We avoid purchasing double wrapped food products. We use refillable or reusable containers for serving food. We use sustainable mineral salt chlorination systems for swimming pools. Used IT material is collected by a specialist recycling company.
Use of e-mail as the standardised method of communication which reduces the use of paper. Appropriate management of dangerous waste by authorised sources. Composting of vegetable waste (including pruning and kitchen waste). Use of paper, cardboard and organic waste compactors.
Sound insulation. Volume limiters on all sound equipment. Annual sound emission audits.
We offer excursions and activities that respect the environment. Environmental routes around the hotel to raise awareness amongst clients. Promotion of sustainable transport: bike hire, trekking, etc. Promotion of cultural activities in the area: expositions, concerts, local festivals, etc.